Posts tagged with: Galaxy Nexus

[Full Galaxy Nexus Review] Released in November 2011, the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung is the first phone to come preloaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Inside the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone is a 1.2GHz dual core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. On front is a Super AMOLED display with a 720x1280 resolution and measures 4.6-inches diagonal. It features two cameras, one rear facing five-megapixel camera with LED flash capable of recording in up to 1080p HD and a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat. Other features on the Galaxy Nexus include NFC support, on screen navigational buttons rather than capacitive or physical and a Nexus S like contour display. Read on for the latest Samsung Nexus S news, reviews and videos:

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    There's a sign that's been hanging on a wall in my childhood home for about twenty years. It's a souvenir from the San Diego Zoo (which I've never visited, so it must've been a gift) and it's basically the longest do-not-do list in the history of man. It reads as follows: "PLEASE DO NOT annoy, torment, pester, plague, molest, worry, badger, harry, harass, heckle, persecute, irk, bullyrag, vex, disquiet, grate, beset, bother, tease, nettle, tantalize, or ruffle the animals." I transcribed that from memory just now, having apparently spent too many mornings lying in bed reading the sign's ...

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    Owners of the Galaxy Nexus are all too familiar with the delays that plagued the release of the phone's official accessories, moving back release estimates time and time again. Heck, we wouldn't be surprised if all that teasing turned you off from picking up the phone's accessories altogether. If, on the other hand, you'd still like to snag a couple, there's now a new way to purchase this gear, with the accessories joining the Galaxy Nexus itself in the Google Play store. The Nexus marked the arrival of real-world hardware, rather than virtual goods, for Google Play, while simultaneously ...

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    One week ago, it seemed like Verizon had finally gotten all its ducks in a row and was preparing to release a long-overdue update for its LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus. As it turns out, that was just another false start in a line of false starts, and owners would continue waiting for their Android 4.0.4 updates to land. It'd be cruel to keep getting your hopes up for nothing, but today it looks like the carrier really might be ready to make with the update, releasing new support docs on its site for Galaxy Nexus system software IMM76K. It looks like Verizon may have just now finished ...

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    Owners of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus on Verizon have been quite patient in waiting for updates to arrive for their phones. Granted, they've had little choice but to be, as despite the impressions they might have had of the Galaxy Nexus being a phone that would receive quick and frequent updates as Google made them ready, Verizon hasn't been updating the handset since its release. Reprieve may be just around the corner, as a new rumor claims that Verizon may just start delivering Android 4.0.4 to the GNex tomorrow, May 22. Tales of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0.4 go back several ...

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    After wondering for months what Samsung's SGH-T999 Android for T-Mobile might be, we recently started considering that it could represent the carrier's version of the Galaxy S III. That's far from confirmed at the moment, but it certainly seems like a decent possibility, considering both that we were expecting T999 to be quite the high-end device, and how it showed-up grouped with other GS3 models in a recent video. Even if we can cross that mystery off our lists, we're far from done with identifying unknown phones, as some new evidence shows another similar model in the works. Once again, ...

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    Batteries are included inside all our smartphones and tablets, but most of us don't pay much attention to them -- not until we run out of juice. Every phone includes the capacity of its battery somewhere on its spec sheet. A Nexus One includes a 1400mAh battery and a GSM Galaxy Nexus includes a 1750mAh battery. Both run at 3.7 volts. In batteries, "pressure" is measured in voltage, the size of the jug is measured in amp-hours (or milliamp hours). If we compare electricity to water, milliamp hours (mAh), are analogous to the size of a water jug; volts (electromotive force) are analogous to ...

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    If you've been following the news surrounding the new HTC One series, you already know that Sprint has opened pre-orders for its version of the One XL, the Evo 4G LTE. It's a solidly-specced device with a popular brand name that promises to sell well. If you've been following the news very closely, however, you also know that it packs a disadvantage cleverly disguised as a feature: an embedded SIM. Which makes about as much sense as a cast-iron laptop: they both offer the same degree of convenience and portability. Pictured: lame sauce masquerading as hotness. For the uninitiated: SIM ...

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    All right everyone, we've still got a few weeks until the Galaxy S III drops, so let's just settle down and keep talking about what's available today. There's still work to be done, 'na mean? One of our contenders is Google's venerable mainstay of America's "most reliable," number-one, most-red-and-black wireless network; the other is a hot young upstart looking to steal the spotlight in the name of Big-Blue-number-two. One bears a proud South Korean heritage, while the other is Taiwan's newest crown jewel! One built of plastic, one of different plastic polycarbonate! Who will claim the ...

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    Google Wallet is Google's payment processing system. There's an online version and an Android app that runs on certain phones with specific hardware and lets you use your smartphone like a credit card. In the past we've described Google Wallet as "the coolest app that you can't have" because it's been limited to a very few phones on only a couple carriers. What have been the problems? First of all, your phone has to have an NFC chip and a "secure element". Today, not many phones have the necessary hardware, and ironically, some phones have the hardware built-in, but it's sitting dormant. ...

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    Last month, we started seeing signs that an update to bring the phone up to Android 4.0.4 was on its way out to owners of the fully-unlocked HSPA+ version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. At the time, there was no sign as to when owners of the LTE-enabled GNex on Verizon might find themselves in a similar position. We're still without any sort of official confirmation, nor even mention of a date when the update might become available, but once again, there are some signs that it's already started arriving, even if in a very limited way. A number of owners of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon have ...

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    Last week, we heard that new owners of the Galaxy Nexus on Sprint were running into some unusual problems with data services, finding themselves unable to acquire a cellular data connection with their handsets. Luckily for them, Sprint quickly acknowledged the problem, and posted that a software update to resolve the issue would be forthcoming. While the carrier didn't commit to a precise release schedule, it did note that the update would likely be available early this week. Sure enough, Sprint has now posted support documents for the update, which it says will be going out to all of its ...

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    With the NFC-enabled Google Wallet app arriving on more devices, more phones coming with NFC, and batteries not getting any bigger, is is safe to upgrade your battery? Given the fact that batteries in these phones have a message on them that indicate they include NFC inside the battery itself, can you you simply swap your battery? Will doing so make Google Wallet stop working? How does all this magical NFC stuff work, anyway? We'll answer that, and more, in today's episode of the Android Guy Weekly! What is NFC? NFC, or Near Field Communication, is essentially just another transceiver ...

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    Last week, I wrote a piece about how notification LEDs on mobile devices were a dead art form. That editorial generated a lot of interesting discussion, and a recurring theme in the comments was the suggestion that I download a third-party app to better control my Android LED experience. Most mentioned of all was Light Flow, by Rage Consulting Limited. So I decided to give it a whirl. A few points before we check the app out: I was only able to test the app on one Android device, a Verizon Galaxy Nexus running a stock build of ICS 4.0.2. Your experience may, and almost certainly will, ...

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    Sprint just launched its version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and though its LTE network isn't quite ready for prime time, new owners of the handset can get online with the carrier's 3G network until 4G becomes available. At least, that's the way thing were supposed to work, but apparently some users are running into a fair deal of trouble just getting the phone to connect over 3G. A number of Galaxy Nexus owners have been posting to Sprint's community forums with their tales of brand-new phones that just refuse to connect to cellular data. WiFi is supposed to be working like a charm, but ...

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    If you are an Android fan and you somehow managed to resist the temptation of getting yourself the latest and greatest Nexus device made by Samsung, this might be just for you as eXpansys USA has a great deal on the phone. It is unlocked and it goes for $399.99. If AT&T or T-Mobile are your flavors (or you're an international user) then you might want to grab this opportunity; the price is pretty good! If you are buying your first Galaxy Nexus you might want to read our review. As for the specs, you should know them by heart now: 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 1.2GHz dual-core ...

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    For a phone that's already been out for five months, the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus has been doing a great job at keeping up a high profile. Granted, a lot of that has to do with its status as the flagship Android 4.0 handset, but there's a lot more to it; slow-to-arrive ICS updates for other devices have helped extend the phone's time in the sun, and Sprint's introduction of the model as one of its first LTE devices is helping to give it another shot in the arm. Recently, we've been seeing pricing on the Galaxy Nexus reach new subsidized lows. Today it's the unlocked HSPA+ version's turn ...

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    Those among you who are owners of the unlocked, international GSM variant of the Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus can manually check for an update if the OTA notification hasn't already popped up on their phones. The build reportedly being pushed out is IMM76I and is there to fix problems users were experiencing regarding loss of signal. There are no other changes to the OS version, radios or kernel so it you are having signal loss issues you might want to update. If the refresh is not yet available for you then you might want to manually grab it from the source below if you are rooted ...

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    Earlier this week, Sprint formally announced the launch plans for its Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which so far has only been available to US smartphone users at a subsidized price from Verizon. Verizon's been selling that model at a premium $300 on-contract, so the news that Sprint's version of the phone, with the same 32GB of storage, would be available for a hundred dollars less seemed like a good way to steal a few sales from Verizon. Sprint may not end up getting that break after all, as a newly-leaked Verizon MAP list shows an upcoming price slash for the Galaxy Nexus. Sprint's Galaxy Nexus ...

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    It's not officially supported, but installing Google Wallet on Verizon's version of the Galaxy Nexus is one of the simplest workarounds ever -it's as easy as sideloading an app if you're in the US- and the result is a Google Wallet device that's just as capable as any other. I recently took the plunge, and rolled a camera while doing so, for your viewing enjoyment. Once installed, I spent a week seeking out venues that accepted Google Wallet. I drew a lot of curious looks, bought a lot of candy, and drew the (faux) ire of my favorite barber ... all while jetting about town, paying for ...

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    Oftentimes, when a carrier announces an upcoming smartphone, it will provide some vague range during which the phone will actually arrive, but give us a much more concrete date when it comes to the start of pre-orders. While we like seeing any new information on a phone, we've noticed that some of our commenters have been skeptical about the worth of pre-orders; after all, if we're not talking about anything crazy like a new iPhone, there's not really the expectation that a phone would be that hard to purchase. Granted, pre-orders can be unnecessary some of the time, but there's always the ...

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    The GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released back in November of 2011. Here is it the middle of April 2012 and one of the first official accessories to take advantage of the three gold POGO pins is finally available. The first thing you'll want to note is the dock will not work with the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus, however, it will work with either the stock or the official extended battery for the GSM version of the phone, though the fit is noticeably more snug. Next, there is no USB cable to power the dock or the phone. You'll have to use one that you already have, but ...

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    Sprint has just made the unsurprising announcement that their anticipated Galaxy Nexus variant will launch next Sunday, April 22nd. For American wireless customers, this is a pretty big deal. It marks only the second carrier-sponsored release of the device in the US. The price is pretty good, too, at least compared to Verizon's current price point: Sprint will sell their version for $199.99 on a two-year contract, beating Big Red's price by a full Benjamin. On top of that, customers who register for Google Wallet within a week of activating their new Galaxy Nexus will receive a total of ...

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    The last few weeks have seen a flurry of rumors attempt to nail-down the details of the impending Sprint Galaxy Nexus retail launch. The carrier announced back during CES-time that the Samsung smartphone would be one of the first LTE-capable handsets it would offer for sale. What we didn't know was just when that would be. Lately, the rumors we had been hearing started converging on just one date: April 22. With just about a week to go until then, Sprint has made things official, confirming that the Galaxy Nexus will go up for sale this coming Sunday. Sunday's just the formal start of ...

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    Based on what we've been hearing so far about Sprint's rumored launch plans for the Galaxy Nexus, a betting man would have narrowed his options down to either April 15 or April 22. There's been support for both dates at one time or another, but the uncertainty over which might be the true date has continued to linger. Most recently, a tipster revealed that Sprint stores were receiving GNex promotional materials with instructions to hang them for display on April 15; was this support for that very date, or did it suggest Sprint would be advertising the phone in advance of its release, ...

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    A little earlier this month, we were hearing plenty of rumors about the arrival of Sprint's first LTE-supporting models, the LG Viper 4G LTE and Samsung's Galaxy Nexus. While the gossip has cooled-down quite a bit since then, we're still waiting for official word on much of the launch plans. We know when the Viper's pre-orders will open, for instance, but not yet when the phone will actually arrive. In the absence of confirmation, we've seen several dates lobbed about for both models, with April 15 and April 22 coming up over and over. While we're still not quite at anything official just ...

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